GREATER TORONTO, June 19, 2013 /CNW/ - The Building Industry and Land
Development Association (BILD) is pleased to announce that George
Christopoulos will be joining the executive team in the position of
BILD Vice President Communications and Media Relations. He will begin
his new role at the Association on Tuesday, July 2.
"George comes to BILD with strong media relations, strategic
communications and management skills and experience," said BILD
President and CEO Bryan Tuckey.
"George will help BILD continue to build on our relationships and
position ourselves as thought leaders, while enhancing the reputation
of our members and the home building, land development and professional
renovation industry across the GTA."
The executive search was conducted by JL Cornerstone, a firm
specializing in leadership and high impact positions in the real
estate, manufacturing, distribution, construction and building products
industries. BILD retained the firm in March and more than 150
communications and media relations professionals in associations, real
estate and development firms, industry groups, public organizations and
public relations firms across the GTA, were considered.
An interview committee of BILD executive staff and board members
received a presentation from each of the final candidates outlining how
they would implement the BILD Communications Strategy, which was
approved by the Board of Directors in April, and will be one of the key
responsibilities of the new Vice President.
Previously, George worked as the Communications Advisor and Press
Secretary in the Office of the Mayor at the City of Toronto and before
joining the Mayor's office, he was an integral part of the Toronto
Police Service's communications team, managing internal and external
communications, as well as relationships with all of the major media
channels, for nearly a decade. He started his career as a journalist
and has been presented with a number of awards for his investigative
work. He has a Bachelor of English Degree from York University and a
Journalism Diploma from Sheridan College.
For additional information or to schedule an interview, contact Amy
Lazar or Andrei Zaretski.
With more than 1,400 members, BILD, formed through the merger of the
Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association and Urban Development
Institute/Ontario, is the voice of the land development, home building
and professional renovation industry in the Greater Toronto Area. BILD
is proudly affiliated with the Ontario and Canadian Home Builders'
SOURCE: Building Industry and Land Development Association
For further information:
416-391-3452 or 416-543-3903
Manager, Marketing & Media Relations
416-391-3450 or 416-843-4898